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Stretching over 48,000 acres (19,200 hectares) and reaching heights of 15,700 feet (4,778 meters), the Mindo Cloud Forest—part of the Mindo-Nambillo Ecological Reserve—is one of the most biologically diverse forests in the world.

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Private Full-Day Mindo Cloud Forest,Butterfly Farm, Chocolate Tour bird watching

Private Full-Day Mindo Cloud Forest,Butterfly Farm, Chocolate Tour bird watching

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Mindo, just two hours from Quito, is in a biodiverse cloud forest that's home to hundreds of species of birds and butterflies. This full-day tour with a private driver and guide includes a visit to a butterfly farm and a tour of a chocolate factory plus one other eco-adventure of your choosing, including ziplining, hiking, or an orchid farm visit, for a customized experience.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Mindo Tour Including Coffee, Chocolate, and Cloud Forest

Mindo Tour Including Coffee, Chocolate, and Cloud Forest

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Boasting a huge diversity of birdlife, the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve draws ornithologists worldwide. It’s also a popular destination for anyone wishing to escape the busy streets of Quito. With a private guide to help you set the itinerary, you can visit a butterfly farm, trek to waterfalls, go river tubing, and taste locally made chocolate and coffee. Transport is made easy with private hotel pickup in a 4WD vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.75
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$89.75

Full-Day Mindo Magical Town Tour Small Group

Full-Day Mindo Magical Town Tour Small Group

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Embark on this full day tour to the magical town of Mindo, a place full of color, nature, and biodiversity! You will have the opportunity to hike in the middle of a humid forest, swim in a natural waterfall, and learn how to make the famous chocolate from Mindo.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.00
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$57.00

Mindo Day Tour including Chocolate Tasting, Hummingbirds, and Cloud Forest Hike

Mindo Day Tour including Chocolate Tasting, Hummingbirds, and Cloud Forest Hike

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Discover the amazingly diverse wildlife and scenic beauty of the cloud forests of Mindo during this 8-hour day trip from Quito. This unique ecological area is known for having one of the highest concentrations of biodiversity anywhere on earth, including numerous exotic species of birds along with a wealth of fun attractions. During your excursion, you'll first stop by the Hummingbird Garden and walk into the forest to admire the beauty of this natural reserve before proceeding to Mindo. In Mindo, you can choose from among a range of optional activities (at your own expense), including a visit to a chocolate factory, an orchid garden tour, ziplining, a bird-watching trip with a local expert, and much more.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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$109.00

Full Day Tour to Mindo with Friends! (English)

Full Day Tour to Mindo with Friends! (English)

Mindo is a beautiful valley located two hours northwest of Quito, on the western slopes of the Pichincha volcano. This place offers amazing natural landscapes and many adventure activities. Once you arrive in Mindo's cloud forest you will visit a butterfly farm and hummingbird feeders. Don't forget your camera! The adventure continues with canopying, with 13 zip lines of different lengths that range from 20 to 400 m and with different characteristics for adventure seekers of all ages. If you prefer another activity, we also offer the option of riding in a tarabita (a small cable car) and hiking across the cloud forest to visit beautiful waterfalls. After all of these exciting activities, you will have a break for lunch. Before departing from Mindo you will visit another special spot for birdwatching. The price applies to groups of three or more passengers. In case the minimum number of passengers is not reached, we will contact you by email in order to reschedule the day of the tour.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

Mindo Cloud Forest Private Day Tour

Mindo Cloud Forest Private Day Tour

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After private pickup from your Quito hotel, head to the Cloud Forest in Mindo. Your private day tour stops at the best viewpoints and gives you plenty of time to take photos. Get the best views of the plants and wildlife on a 530-meter cable car ride through the Cloud Forest.  Let your private guide lead you to the best waterfalls in Ecuador, before returning you to your hotel.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.00
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$118.00
Price varies by group size

Private Tour to Mindo Cloud Forest & Adventure

Private Tour to Mindo Cloud Forest & Adventure

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Swap the bustling streets of Quito for the serenity of the cloud forest. This private day trip takes you to the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve north of the city to admire butterflies and waterfalls. It’s an ideal itinerary for anyone looking for a nature break, while surrounded by the sights of orchids and sounds of birdlife. Transport is provided from centrally located hotels.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Mindo Cloud Forest

Mindo Cloud Forest

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We offer a guided tour with guides specialized in nature and activities that will make your trip an unforgettable experience.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Skip the Line: Mindo's Cable Car and Waterfall Sanctuary Ticket

Skip the Line: Mindo's Cable Car and Waterfall Sanctuary Ticket

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A brief cable car ride through the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve not only lets you admire the rain forest canopy up close, but also cuts down on the hike to the popular Nambillo Waterfall. Each open-air car holds up to six people, giving the option of taking the short trip with your group.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.50
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$5.50

Mindo cloud-forest Private day tour; Waterfall and Birdwatching

Mindo cloud-forest Private day tour; Waterfall and Birdwatching

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In this tour you will explore the cloud forest, walking in the foggy jungle. - You'll visit the birds feeders to learn about the natural history and to take amazing pictures. - Riding the cable-car you are going to marvel at the cloudy landscape. - Walk in one of the most wet mountain places in the world with a lot of waterfalls to discover. - You can practice extreme sports such as zip-lining or tubing. - Taste one of the best chocolate in the special tour that is also available. Mindo is just unique.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.00
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$128.00
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Private Excursion Middle of the World & Hummingbirds Alambi

Private Excursion Middle of the World & Hummingbirds Alambi

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The country of Ecuador takes its name from the line that divides the Earth into two hemispheres. Take a tour of the Middle of the World complex on a private excursion and set foot in both hemispheres. Explore the Museum of Intinan to learn about equatorial science and the indigenous cultures of Ecuador. Finally, stop at Alambi in the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve and admire the various bird species.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.50
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$112.50

Full-Day Private Tour of Mindo Cloud Forest

Full-Day Private Tour of Mindo Cloud Forest

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Venture away from the bustling city of Quito and embark on a full day of nature on this private excursion. Head to the Mindo Cloud Forest and get a look at Ecuador’s diverse flora and fauna. Visit archeological sites that pre-date the Incas, see beautiful waterfalls, and upgrade your day to include activities such as a chocolate tour, tubing, or a visit to an orchid garden.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00
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Mindo Cloud Forest Flexible Private Day Tour

Mindo Cloud Forest Flexible Private Day Tour

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Surrounded by forested mountains and just two hours away from Quito, Mindo offers a variety of activities for all interests and tastes. You will start the day with a hike in the  Mindo Nambillo Reserve. This is a transitional sub-tropical rainforest where two of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world meet: the Chocó lowlands and the Western Tropical Andes. Three rivers (Mindo, Saloya and Cinto) and hundreds of streams irrigate the landscape. The Nambillo Waterfall Sanctuary is one of the main attractions and invite you to test the refreshing waters of the river. Time permitting, once you are done exploring the forest interior, you can choose from several additional activities: Canopy Zip Line Park, Tubbing, Butterfly Farm or the Artisanal Chocolate Factory. These options are available under request, you can pay for the cost of the activity of your choise directly the day of the tour. Talk to you guide about your interest and he will customize the tour accordingly.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.00
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$215.00
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Looking for nature around Quito? Lets go to Mindo!

Looking for nature around Quito? Lets go to Mindo!

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Mindo is located two hours from the city of Quito towards the coast. This change in altitude and temperature makes it the perfect climate for wildlife. Being so, it is the perfect place to feel life itself. A forest is known for its great variety of birds, plants, orchids, and a diversity of fruits. Where we will visit 5 waterfalls, we will learn about orchids and butterflies, and we will also learn to make chocolate. Accompanied by a certificated local tour guide and driver, an open-minded ambient, good music and comfortability of its car. For customized service. You can also contact me on FB or IG as mufitours. Feel free to ask! LGBTIQ 420 friendly.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$223.00
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Mindo Cloud Forest - Full Day

Mindo Cloud Forest - Full Day

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Visiting The Cloud Forest of Mindo is a good opportunity to have contact with nature, and it is so close to Quito City (2 hours). Located in the northwest of the Cordillera of the Andes, creates the best environment for birdwatching, and other activities like hiking to the waterfall in the Nambillo Reserve, enjoying the butterflies farm, tasting the favor of chocolate, and for the intrepid people taking the Zipline, or just having the good Cafe of that Place. Itinerary: • Meeting Point in Magic Bean, La Mariscal, Mariscal Foch E5-20, Quito 170143, Ecuador at 6h45 AM • Visit Butterfly • Walk to the Nambillo waterfall • Zipline Activities • Chocolate Factory • Coffee Museum • Return to Quito
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.00
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$92.00
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Hummingbird Expedition - PRIVATE TOUR, all included

Hummingbird Expedition - PRIVATE TOUR, all included

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Wake up with some of the most fabulous views, as the sun rises over the western Andean slopes. Your specialized guide will share their vast knowledge in natural history, birdwatching, culture and photography to make the most of your experience today! Once you arrive in the unique tropical Andean ecosystem, hummingbirds will take your full attention. You'll visit 3 reserves located at different altitudes. Bird feeders will bring otherwise elusive species to very close distances, allowing you to photograph them and enjoy their unmatched beauty. You'll be able to watch up to 15 different species of hummingbirds, many of them endemic to this Bio-region, such as the stunning Velvet-purple Cornet, Purple- bibbed Whitetip, Brown Inca, Empress Brillant and Gorgeted Sunangel. The cloud forest offers an amazing mixed setting from waterfalls and hikes through lush green forests that will allow you to have a day of deep connection with nature.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.00
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$190.00
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Private Day Tour to Mindo - Waterfalls & Hummingbirds

Private Day Tour to Mindo - Waterfalls & Hummingbirds

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This cloud forest tour allows you to walk through a wild orchid collection and visiting a beautiful jungle waterfall. For the ornithologists in the bunch, Mindo cloud forest is a birdwatcher's paradise! Another of its attractions of this cloud forest tour is a butterfly farm where you will watch gargantuan butterflies dry their wings after emerging from their jewel-like cocoons inches away. You can dip your fingers into a banana concoction and then be thrilled as butterflies the size of birds land in your hands for a snack. But there is more to explore. You can go "tubing" (with several large inner-tubes tied together) as our steely-nerved guides steer you through thrilling rapids. Or try canopy ziplining or perhaps visit a tiny chocolate factory where you will have a chance to follow cacao through the entire process, from its harvest to its becoming a delicious brownie or a cup of real hot cocoa. Important Note: A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this trip
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  • 8 hours
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$125.00
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$125.00

7-Day The Best of Ecuador

7-Day The Best of Ecuador

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Discover the secrets of the Ecuadorian Andes and cloud forest regions with a full-immersion in the cultural and natural wonders that make Ecuador one of the countries with the biggest biodiversity in the world. Enjoy waterfalls, butterflies, bird watching and chocolate making in the tropical paradise of Mindo, then take a spectacular drive through the cloud forest to reach the coffee valley of Intag, where you will visit a coffee plantation. Back to the highlands, visit Cuicocha crater-lake, the world-famous indigenous market of Otavalo and then live an unique experience sharing an organic lunch prepared side by side with local people in the very heart of the Andes. "Unique Experiences:" Organic cooking lesson with traditional fresh ingredients, side by side with local people in the heart of the Andes Take a scenic drive in the valley of Intag and taste the organic fair-trade coffee produced in the area
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,288.00
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$1,288.00

Mindo Cloud Forest Full Day Tour from Quito

Mindo Cloud Forest Full Day Tour from Quito

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Enjoy the Mindo cloud forest with the experts, we will take you to the best attractions. We can give you additional adventure, nature or culture options to complete your day. We will make you visit as many attractions as possible on your tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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2 Day Private Tour to Mindo Cloud Forest from Quito

2 Day Private Tour to Mindo Cloud Forest from Quito

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Designed to delight lovers of nature, this private 2-day tour whisks you away from bustling Quito and takes you to Mindo Rainforest, one of the most biologically diverse forests in the world. Marvel at hummingbirds and more than 70 species of orchids; visit the Middle of the World Monument (Mitad del Mundo); and enjoy activities such as ziplining and chocolate factory tour at your own expense. One nights accommodation, select meals, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Quito are included.
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  • 2 days
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$295.39
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Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate

Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate

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Private Full-Day Nature Tour to the Mindo Cloudforest Tour Highlights: - Spot hummingbirds, butterflies, and orchids at the Butterfly and Hummingbird Sanctuary - Go chocolate tasting and learn how it is made at the Chocolate Museum. - Jump aboard a cable-car for an exciting ride and beautiful views above the cloud forest. - Trek to the beautiful waterfalls in Mindo where you can take a quick dip. - Great Tour value, the tour includes; lunch, hotel pick-up, travel pack, bilingual guide, and all activities. - Tour is private and customizable to your needs. Itinerary: - 8:00 am - pick-up from your hotel - 10:00 am - Arrival to Mindo - Butterfly and Hummingbird Sanctuary visit - Chocolate Museum visit - Lunch - Cable-car ride over the cloud forest - Waterfall trek - Coffee at my favorite coffee house (optional) - Return to Quito with optional ice-cream stop
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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$158.98
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$158.98
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Mindo Cloudforest and Birdwatching from Quito BY ECUADORTREASURE

Mindo Cloudforest and Birdwatching from Quito BY ECUADORTREASURE

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Enjoy a full day excursion from Quito at Ecuador’s Cloud Forest.  Private transportation takes you and your guide to Mindo. You have the freedom to choose from a number of activities including a zip-line course or a leisurely hike around the waterfalls.  Customization continues with the option to visit a chocolate factory or immerse yourself at butterfly and hummingbird farms, before being transported back to Quito.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Semi-Private Tour: Mindo Full-Day Tour

Semi-Private Tour: Mindo Full-Day Tour

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Embark on this full day tour to the magical town of Mindo, a place full of color, nature, and biodiversity! You will have the opportunity to hike in the middle of a humid forest, swim in a natural waterfall, zip-line 20 kilometers across this forest, and learn how to make the famous chocolate from Mindo. In the SEMI-PRIVATE service, passengers use the same transport as passengers who are on the shared tour, but they will have a separate guide and will do the tour on their own.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Birdwatching Mindo Tour

Birdwatching Mindo Tour

Mindo is a beautiful town known for its ecotourism and its wide variety of birds. The number of species rivals North America and Europe all together and that is why it’s a haven for Ornithologists worldwide. It is located within the Mindo-Nambillo protected Forest. Its warm climate is ideal. Among its main attractions you can find waterfalls, clouded forests, butterfly farms, river rafting, trekking, and adventure sports. In Mindo you can also enjoy mountains, fishing sites and it is the perfect area for do such activities as: tubbing, regattas, canopying, horseback rides, Orchid Farms, bicycle and motorcycle rides and you can also enjoy a Frog “concert” The best time to visit Mindo is between May and December, as the weather is a little bit drier.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00

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Should I book Mindo Cloud Forest tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Mindo Cloud Forest can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Mindo Cloud Forest 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Mindo Cloud Forest costs USD 5.50. Guided Mindo Cloud Forest tours start around USD 5.50 per person.
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